Summer is the time for team building activities! For students, summer usually means two months of blissful vacation time without the worries of homework and exams. For the working adults, it would mean summer company outings. All companies, no matter how big or small, always seem to have something set during these outings: team building activities.
The Psychology Behind Team Building Activities
Some people might find team building activities to be cheesy and unnecessary. Why would anyone willingly sweat and get dirty with colleagues, anyway? But team building activities are more than sports and games. As the name suggests, team building activities are held to help form a stronger bond amongst colleagues. Though relationships should not be forced, it is good to be on friendly terms with people that you work with. An office worker spend an average of nine hours a day with the same group of people for five days a week. Learning how to interact and communicate with these people can help for a smoother workflow and a more comfortable atmosphere at work.
This is where team building activities come in handy. A team is more than a mere group of people. Team building activities help bring members of a team together by encouraging teamwork and supports a culture of collaboration. The psychology behind these fun activities is that it helps people see each other in a different light, outside from what they usually see at work. It also helps in facilitating long-term team building after the event by forming genuine connections and promoting deeper discussions.
Team Building Activities to Try at Industria
Who says you need to get away from the city for proper team building venues? Here are some activities you can do right here at Industria!
Ball Games: Most ball sports are played by teams, so it is a good idea to use them as a basis of team building activities you can do. Basketball, possibly the nation’s favorite ball sport, is a good game to pump up the various team’s adrenaline levels. The Circulo Verde BasketballCourt has Decoflex sports-optimized flooring to help minimize the risk of injuries, perfect for whatever kind of team building activity you may plan. The facilities are also equipped for other ball games like volleyball and badminton. Operating hours are from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM from Monday to Sunday, perfect for all-day team building activities!
Obstacle Courses: Treasure hunts and scavenger games are classic team building activities! Why not try out your hidden ninja skills on obstacle courses? The Ninja Academy at Industria is Manila’s first indoor parkour facility. If you are not familiar with parkour, it is a sport that tests a person’s ability to swiftly move through an area while overcoming set obstacles. It is a perfect team building activity, as it tests both physical strength and mental agility of the individuals and the team as a whole.
Drone Racing: Bored of the typical sack races and three-legged races in sports festivals? Take team building activities to the next level by trying out drone racing! This extreme sport is making waves locally, as more and more people learn of the thrill it brings to people. To play, the players (called “pilots”) wear first-person-view goggles. These pilots control the drones with remote controls to maneuver through set obstacle course and past other drones. Cheer for your teammates in this thrilling one-of-a-kind team building activity!
Try some of Manila’s finest sports facilities while forming stronger connections with work colleagues, only here at Industria!
Industria is part of Ortigas & Company, one of the pioneers in the Philippine real estate landscape. To learn more about the team building activities and other attractions that Industria can offer, feel free to read more at the Ortigas Malls website.